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Pruessen: Frustration and Anger Are Powerful Forces in the 2016 U.S. Election

July 27, 2016

Why are the fiery speeches of Donald Trump so appealing to some? Ron Pruessen explains why anger and frustration have become the driving forces behind the 2016 U.S. election.

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Cohen: Fundamental French values are under attack

July 18, 2016

Paul Cohen, currently in Paris, comments on the July 14 attack in Nice, France.

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Self-driving cars could save Toronto as much as $6 billion dollars, says David Ticoll. Photo: Ross Brimble via Flickr

Self-driving cars are the (not so distant) future

July 15, 2016

David Ticoll discusses how shared means of transportation with automated vehicles could radically change the face of Toronto and the Canadian economy.

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U of T students at the Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives. Photo: Aaron Mason Photography

U of T Truth and Reconciliation committee releases interim report

July 14, 2016

Stephen Toope, co-chair of the TRC Steering Committee, says they have a deep commitment for positive change.

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Gun control advocates gather at a rally to prevent gun violence in Annapolis, Maryland. Photo: Jay Baker via Flickr.

Could 2016 be the year America cracks down on guns?

July 11, 2016

Ronald Pruessen sheds light on the politics behind gun control in the United States.

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Austin: there’s still hope for European community

July 7, 2016

Professor Robert Austin, an expert on Central and Eastern European politics, emphasizes the need to combat populist rhetoric instead of seeing Brexit as the failure of the EU.

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Big Data, Parts 1 and 2

July 5, 2016

Are we getting closer to the world of “Big Brother” described in George Orwell’s “1984”? Listen to our two-part discussion on Big Data with CBC Ideas.

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VIDEO: How binding is the Brexit vote?

June 27, 2016

Did Brexit have to happen? Janice Stein weighs in on the vote in this segment of The National.

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Cell phones on a table

Citizen Lab and Open Effect develop privacy tool for Canadian consumers

June 24, 2016

New website helps Canadians find out how companies are using their personal data.

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The European Union flag with one star missing

U of T experts on Brexit results: “This is a Disaster”

June 24, 2016

Munk School’s Randall Hansen comments on Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.

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